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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ninja vs. Unicorn celebrates the epic battle between two of the biggest hop-heads of lore. Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover. Whether you’re rooting for the mythical horned horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope you’ll enjoy Ninja vs. Unicorn. Bottle Art by Jason Burke ink & lead Designs

Bottling Dates:
Batch 003 : 3/3/12
Batch 008: 4/9/12
Batch 013: 5/15/12
Batch 018: 6/18/12
Batch 025: 7/24/12
Batch 033: 8/28/12

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4.4
Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Batch #692. Pours hazy orange with a nice frothy white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: tropical fruit, orange, pineapple, peppercorns, citrus, herbal/floral notes, slight malt and hop bitterness. FLAVOR: citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, hop bitterness, slight malt, slight peppercorns, spice, tangerines and light alcohol. FINISH: dry oily feel with a citrus, hop and slight peppery aftertaste. First time having anything from pipeworks and it didn’t disappoint. Awesome flavors, aromas and look to the brew. Really looking forward to tasting more from Pipeworks.

3.9
Habanero (4724) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2016 Canned. Pours slightly hazy golden with a large, off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, peach, piney notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. An excellent DIPA indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.5
Stine (1793) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
Transparent rusty orange appearance with tight-bubbled, resilient lacing. Caramel and tinny, honey sweetness in the initial nose, accented skillfully with the tropical touch points of modern hop interpretations; cantaloupe, pineapple, and mango. The malt shadings are confidently dark and bothersome in their intense, outmoded sweetness; this seems in general to intentionally recall those classic, dated examples of the style that prioritized extremity.

The flavor however demonstrates a tidy balance between the fruit-forward, drier interpretations and the heavy specialty malt, overpowering bitterness ones from prior years. There are sappy resins overlapping with fresh herb flavors, and juicy stone fruits blurring the boundaries of the darker malt sugars. The dichotomy is certainly interesting, and it is largely successful -probably because of the quality of the craft here.

The mouthfeel is full, with a sharply bitter, bruising smack to it. Long, lingering bitterness and sweetness together in the finish with honey and pistachio-like sugars, and lots of weedy resins. That it isn’t overwhelming in any pointed way is the notable accomplishment here, when restraint clearly wasn’t the objective.

4.2
jhamp9 (1889) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Lightly hazed orange pour with a finger or two of white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is candy oranges, peach, resin, and caramel. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel, and over ripe peach. Lasting bitterness. Sticky body. Really good.

3.9
fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Mixed between caramel malt and citrusy undertones on the palate, but this is really a pure hop bomb, turning crisp, bitter and a bit overwhelming through the finish, heat covered well however.

3.5
Mindwarp (277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a nice golden yellow with a thick white head and lots of bubbles, and lacing on the glass. Nice citrus aroma, lemony and a hint of pine. Taste is all hops and bitterness. There is some citrus hidden way in the back but I find it hard to taste. Over all a good DIPA but I was expecting a lot more when I bought this bottle.

4.4
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 6, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 3/6/15. Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor. Aroma is fantastic tons of citrus & light pine. Taste was absolutely great. Really a great DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Batch 4633/634 served in a tulip. The beer pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is dank pine, citrus, and hints of tropical fruit and bread. Taste is pine, tropical fruit, and citrus up front. Caramel and wheat bread join the party in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is juicy and coats your mouth, yet finishes somewhat dry. My first pipeworks beer and I am impressed.

4.1
aleigator (945) - GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
Thanks to Charlie for the bottle. Pours a slighty cloudy, orange color, with a small, soon disappearing head. The aromas, just as pipeworks citra ninja, reveals glazed, juicy peach, heading into a ripe fruit hop direction. Big chunks of lime mingle together with tropical fruits, carried by bready malts. Citrus enriches the nose big times by adding a crisp, bitter counterpart to the the stone fruits. Finds an intriguing balance between grassy bitterness and sun ripened, honeyed peach pulp. Tastes of bready, soft malts with peach, blood orange and lots of lime, coming to the palate at the same time as honey does. While the brew begins very malty, bitter lime adds a generous bitterness to the hops, turning more dominant than the maltiness. Honey provides a luscious sweet, ripe aspect to the fruits, accentuating the peach and tangerine impression. The beer tastes sonehow similar to hopslam, while finishing a tad dryer, with more citrussy bitterness on the tongue. Still it balances perfectly between the malty biscuits with sugared peach on top and zesty, dry but rich lemon. Although the beer finishes fairly dry, it preserves a slick, fruity sweetness, which gives even the a aftertaste some sort of enjoyable balance.

4
cards04 (2822) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours a nice glowing burnt orange with lacing left behind. Aromas are sweet malts and dank meaty hops. Nice full mouthfeel with resinous hop flavors and a balancing corn syrup sweetness. Excellent beverage.


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